Category Archives: Luxury Real Estate

How to Determine if a Property is in a Flood Zone

“Is my/the property in a flood zone?” That’s a question that concerns both homeowners and home shoppers—and not just those near large bodies of water. In fact, there are a little over a dozen flood zone classifications. These rankings are determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and represented on special maps. An areas classification is […]


Mortgage Rates Will Rise in 2021, 5 Reasons Why.

Mortgage interest rates are going to rise in 2021. The Mortgage Bankers Association in its most recent forecast sees two things that stand out. First, 2020 will prove itself to be the second biggest mortgage year in history. At over three trillion, 2020 will only stand behind 2003 in single family mortgage production history.  Second, the MBA joined […]



New Albany OH Ranked the Best Suburb in America

After examining data on 2,754 municipalities across the country, Business Insider put together a list of America’s 50 best suburbs. They considered suburbs with populations between 5,000 and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area. They also factored in average commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public-school ratings from GreatSchools.org, […]


The Importance of Real Estate Listing Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, and could be worth thousands of dollars when it comes to attracting the right buyers to your home. Let’s face it, buyers form their first impression of your home based on the online listing. As they say, web appeal is the new curb appeal and clicks equal closings. […]



Coming Soon Listings

What Are Pocket or ‘Coming Soon’ Listings? You may have heard the terms: coming soon, off-MLS listings, office exclusives, waivered, exempted or pocket listings. Whatever you call them, they are all properties that are listed for sale with an MLS member BUT not included in the MLS and they each have their unique uses and […]


REAL ESTATE Hidden Homes For Sale

It’s no secret that the Columbus and Central Ohio Area real estate market can be a challenge. With increasing prices, ample demand, and limited inventory, the search for a home can often leave buyers feeling frustrated wondering not only if they’ll ever find their find their dream home, but how to go about finding homes […]


2016 BIA Parade of Homes – Verona

Verona is one of Powell’s most anticipated communities and will be the site of the 2016 BIA Parade of Homes. The community is being developed by Romanelli & Hughes on the site of the former Shamrock Golf Course and when complete will feature 112 single-family homes and 54 Patio Homes. In addition to the 18 sites designated for […]